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Graduate Structures Engineer

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Posted: May 18th, 2018

Graduate Structures Engineer

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Multimatic Technical Centre Europe (MTCE) provides engineering and product development services to race teams and OEM’s around the world. It is Multimatic's Centre of Excellence for the ongoing design, development and implementation of DSSV® Damping Technology, and has established a strong relationship with key international Motorsports organizations. MTCE is also a leading contract engineering and vehicle development resource to major automotive OEMs and a growing number of niche vehicle manufacturers.

Position Overview:

MTCE is currently seeking to recruit exceptional Graduate Structures Engineer with a range of skills to join the growing team delivering OEM, motorsport and niche vehicle projects within Multimatic.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

As a Structures/Analysis Engineer you will be responsible for carrying out all phases of assigned analysis projects. This will involve finite element modelling, results review, hand calculations, report preparation and presentation to support our divisions and outside customers. The engineer will work closely with other members of the team, including other analysis engineers, design engineers, manufacturing personnel and customers. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of analysis projects, from OEM components, mechanisms and motorsport primarily using Altair Hyperworks (ABAQUS, Optistruct) with potential to also learn LS-Dyna and ADAMS (vehicle dynamics).

Key Requirements:

  • High grades in Solid Body Mechanics modules at University, confident with hand calculations
  • Strong engineering aptitude with a capacity for conceptualisation relating to the functional requirements of mechanical components
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills displaying a reasonable depth of understanding in the specific technical problems he/she has been involved
  • Passionate about the automotive or motorsports industries
  • Flexibility to work on a variety of tasks as and when required
  • Ability to work to all relevant company guidelines and procedures


  • Experience with finite element analysis (FEA) and its application to the analysis of mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of HyperWorks is advantageous, and ABAQUS or NASTRAN solvers is also useful
  • Physical component testing and understanding gained from component failures
  • Some practical experience from hobbies or projects outside of university (e.g. tinkering with cars or machining experience) would be desirable

Why choose a graduate position at Multimatic?

  • At Multimatic you will have the opportunity to work on interesting and varied projects from day one.
  • Exposure to world class automotive engineering projects
  • You will be part of a great team, involved in collaborative work and projects
  • You will have a chance to understand the whole Engineering process – from design conception, analysis, manufacture and testing of the completed components.
  • You will be supported by experienced managers who are experts in their field.
  • Assistance with IMechE membership and mentoring



Multimatic offers a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a friendly work environment. Learn more at www.multimatic.com. To apply for this career opportunity, click below on the "APPLY NOW" and send us your resume and cover letter outlining your professional experience.

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.